White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.
The First Lady makes a surprise call to Military Spouse Jessica Allen, mother of two, who spends all of her free time trying to help other young wives in the same situation she is in. Her husband, Charles (Chaz) Allen is in the Army and was injured while deployed in Afghanistan earlier this year. He lost both of his legs and is currently recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Jessica has been by his side throughout his recovery all while maintaining her career as a Tax and Financial Advisor at her own tax preparation business. She works with wounded warrior spouses, especially at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The hospital calls her a Model Military Spouse and the Command has asked her to be a liaison between spouses and the Command.
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that’s happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. This week, the President wrapped up an 8 day tour demonstrating American leadership and opening up economic opportunity for America in the Asia Pacific region. Upon his return he signed legislation to help our veterans find jobs, traveled to New Hampshire to urge Congress to cut payroll taxes for workers and small businesses, and pardoned two turkeys. That’s November 18th to November 24th or “Your Best You.”